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FC Barcelona News: 6 July 2015; Three Make Copa America Best Eleven, Roma Talk Terms with Adriano Correia

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Montoya to be unveiled on Wednesday | F.C. Internazionale Milano
Preparations for the 2015/16 season are well and truly underway, with Roberto Mancini’s squad grafting hard at their Brunico training camp. New signing Martin Montoya is busy getting to know his Nerazzurri team-mates, and on Wednesday 8 July it will be time for the Spaniard to be formally introduced to the press.

Martin Montoya exit disturbing Barcelona trend - ESPN FC
Montoya's tale is a cautionary but familiar one, reminding us all that a young player's future is never set in stone. Called up to the senior Spain squad some three years before his contemporary Dani Carvajal, it was once taken as a given that the Catalan would quickly establish himself at both club and international level. A strong display as a starter in the 2012 Copa del Rey final only further heightened expectations.

Bravo, Messi and Mascherano make 2015 Copa América team of the tournament | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, striker Lionel Messi, and midfielder Javier Mascherano were all named to the 2015 Copa América team of the tournament by CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football which organises the event. Bravo respresented Chile, which won this year's edition, while both Messi and Mascherano played for Argentina.

Claudio Bravo rounds off a perfect season | FC Barcelona
Claudio Bravo is now Copa América champion, captaining a Chile side to their first ever victory in the 99 year history of the competition. As such, the Barça goalkeeper has claimed an amazing four trophies in the season 2014/15.

Arda Turan deal given green light by Barcelona presidential candidate | Sky Sports
Barcelona presidential candidate Josep Maria Bartomeu has given his blessing for the club's interim management to sign Atletico Madrid's wantaway midfielder Arda Turan. Last week, El Mundo Deportivo reported that Barca's interim management had decided to postpone the signing of the player until the club's presidential elections are held on July 18.

Arda Turan to reject Barcelona in favour of Chelsea move
Arda Turan is set to turn down a four-year deal with Barcelona in favour of a move to Chelsea according to the Metro. The daily newspaper has stated that the Turkish international is keen on a move to the Premier League and has become frustrated with Barcelona delaying the transfer.

Suárez and Gerrard good friends off the field | FC Barcelona
On Saturday Steven Gerrard, LA Galaxy’s new signing, came out at half time during his new team’s game against Toronto FC to say a few words to the fans in the StubHubCenter, the stadium where the California side play their home games. The legendary former Liverpool captain arrives in Los Angeles to lead the team along with another former Premier League player, the captain Robbie Keane.

Laporta opens door to Pep return | Football Espana
Speaking on the Cuatro show Travelling with Chester, the 52-year-old covered a wide range of topics, including Lionel Messi’s role in the Barca team, the chances of Sergio Ramos joining the club, the conduct of former Presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu and the anthem booing that overshadowed last season’s Copa del Rey final.

Barcelona Presidential Candidate Meets Marco Verratti’s Representative | Inside Futbol
Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa has met with the representatives of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti with a view to persuading him to sign for the Catalan giants, according to Catalan daily Sport.

Roma agree personal terms with Barcelona ace | Forza Italian Football
Roma have reportedly agreed personal terms with versatile Barcelona midfielder Adriano. The capital club has been busy so far this summer, making enquiries into many players as they look to strengthen their squad. Reports are suggesting the Giallorossi are currently in talks with Edin Dzeko of Manchester City, Alexsandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht and Abdul Rahman Baba of Augsburg.

Bartra: I rejected offers for Barca | Football Espana
Marc Bartra has revealed that he rejected multiple offers in order to stay at Barcelona and prove his worth next season. The defender confirmed after Spain’s 2-1 friendly win against Costa Rica in June that a clause, activated by a lack of Barca game time, allowed him to leave for just €12m.

Can Messi be labelled a true 'great' despite international shortcomings?
Messi has established himself as of the all-time greats in football, and many hold the belief that he is the greatest of all time, but does he really deserve that label? He possesses jaw-dropping ability that renders the opposition obsolete and leaves spectators speechless. His achievements are ever growing and his price tag is almost unimaginable. He is adored by his global fan base and none more so than the Camp Nou faithful.

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